Invitation to provide feedback on changes planned in near, mid, and long-term
King County Metro is inviting more feedback through a survey of customers on how actions planned now, under a new contract, and in the future address key concerns identified by customers.
To better serve Access Transportation customers, Metro already is taking steps to improve service under existing contracts. Those steps include improved scheduling and routing for customers, an upcoming option later this year for making online reservations, and updated travel time estimates that account for current traffic congestion levels.
Under a new contract, Metro will do a number of things, including increasing performance goals and incentives and disincentives for meeting those goals, have Metro customer service handle customer complaints, and provide more travel options for customers at the time of booking.
More work remains aside from the current and upcoming contracts, and Metro will continue to explore other changes requested by riders, including flexible pilot programs, vehicle tracking and arrival time estimates and options for paying fares.
Members of the public can learn more about these actions and provide feedback on them via a survey or attending an outreach event through June 5. A link to the survey and calendar of events is available on the project website.
On April 13, Metro released a Request for Proposal for Access Transportation service. Customer feedback, work with a national consultant to help identify service models that were appropriate for King County, outreach to multiple agencies across the Country to gain insight into best practices being applied at other transit locations, and preliminary findings from a King County audit, which is still in process, were taken into consideration in preparing the request for proposals. Information about the Request for Proposals is available at King County’s procurement website.
Metro and its contractors work to provide safe, reliable and consistent Access Transportation services for customers. We appreciate and value the feedback of customers and advocates as we work to improve existing service and strive to improve service going forward.
Need information about this process, the survey, or a calendar of events in a different format?
Leave us a message at 206-263-9768 with your phone number and a good time to reach you. We’ll call you back to discuss options.
I would love to use Access Transportation but so far no one has called me back. I am a disabled senior and it is too far to walk to the bus stop and then back home when I get done doing errands. Some appointments I would have to transfer 2 or 3 times plus walk a distance. I use a cane to walk and when I shop a folding shopping basket as I am very limited as to how much weight I am allowed to lift. I wish I would get a call back! 253-269-6211
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